Scott Baker got the start for the Texas Rangers last night in place of a seemingly healthy Joe Saunders. Joe Saunders is not sure what else the Texas Rangers want to see from him before activating him and putting him back on the team.
“What else do they want me to do?” Saunders said Thursday. “I can’t imagine where another start would be in the picture.” Star Telegram
Joe Saunders says he hasn’t heard anything on his role going forward. News, though, should be delivered today. #Rangers
— Jeff Wilson (@JeffWilson_FWST) May 24, 2014
The Texas Rangers have now made that decision, according to Ken Rosenthal.
Saunders will start for #Rangers on Wednesday. Baker will be long man.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 24, 2014
So that means that we all get to see what Joe Saunders has left in the tank. Personally, I don’t see it being a whole lot, as I was not very impressed at all with his spring training or his first outing with the Texas Rangers earlier this season. I think that he is past his prime and I was not a big fan of picking him up when the Texas Rangers did. The good news is that it looks like Derek Holland will start his rehab soon, so maybe that will mean that Joe Saunders will not have to be in the Texas Rangers rotation for very long. I have more faith in Nick Tepesch and Nick Martinez at the moment, even if it is misplaced.
So Joe Saunders will be back on the hill for your Texas Rangers come Wednesday against the Twins, and I sure hope it goes better than his last outing against the Rays went. If not, we will all be wishing that Scott Baker got his second start instead of Joe Saunders.